When eleven-year-old Jeremy Bender does major damage to his father's prized boat, he figures he has one way to avoid being grounded for life: Fix it before Dad finds out. But even if Jeremy and his best friend, Slater, combined their allowances for a year, they still wouldn't have enough money for the cost of repairs.
Inspiration strikes when the boys see an ad for the Windjammer Whirl. Sponsored by the Cupcake Cadets, the model sailboat race pays five hundred dollars to the winner. There's just one problem: You must be a Cadet—and a girl—to compete.
Confident that it will be the easiest money they've ever made, Jeremy convinces Slater they should dress up like girls and infiltrate the troop. But as the boys proceed to botch everything from camping to field hockey, they realize that being a Cadet is no piece of cupcake.
Can Jeremy and Slater earn their badges and win the money? Or will their Cupcake careers be over faster than you can say "vanilla frosting"?
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by Machado De Assis
by David Gregory
by Andrew Davidson
by Jason F. Wright
by Matthew Latimer
by S.J. Kincaid
by Dathan Auerbach
by Warren St. John
by Alex Harris, Brett Harris
"Sixth-grader Jeremy Bender knows life will never be the same if he doesn't come up with the money to repair the damages he made to his family's antique motorboat. So he enlists the support of his best friend, Slater, and devises a plan to win $500 by entering the Windjammer Whirl model sailboat race. Unfortunately, the contest is only open to the Cupcake Cadets, an all-girls group. Lincoln Hoppe creates hilarious girlish voices for Jeremy and Slater as they pose as girls and join the troop. His portrayals of the other characters--from Jeremy's older sister to the middle school bully and the outrageous troop leader--are also spot-on. Young listeners will enjoy this funny story with some serious implications. S.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"